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Brewed by À l’Abri de la Tempête
Style: Barley Wine
L’Étang du Nord, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada
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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspiré de ce rocher en perdition au large des Îles, Corps Mort est un vin d’orge salin et robuste. Brassé à partir de grains fumés, ayant frayé avec le hareng du «Fumoir d’Antan», il offre une alliance de saveurs riches et sauvages ayant un fort potentiel de vieillissement.
2010 vintage 11.0% abv **Peut contenir des traces de hareng boucané!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2011
341ml bottle from trade. Pours a dark brown with an ample off white head. Aroma is dominated by burnt leaves, sweet malts, some hops and mild spice. Taste is smoked malt peaty with some dried fruit. A tad sweet and really odd for the style. Alcohol is a little brutish. An okay smokey barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
Pour orange white head ok lace. Aroma smoke, salt, wood, hickory, maple,caramel. Taste smoke, peat, caramel, fire, roast, malty, very little bitterness......fishy. MF medium body nice carb. Overall a good smoke beer abv well hidden a very cool brew good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
pours surprisingly clear golden, slight hue, with a decent white head. sweet peaty malts, salty, with grassy supporting hops. oily mouthfeel. interesting and good!

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
probstblueribbon (2894) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2011
341 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep golden-orange with a small white head. Aroma: Complete infection – sour, nasty, organic acids, burnt nuts, minerals, hard to believe that a beer this strong could be infected...bravo, a-holes! Palate: Medium-full body, spunky but somewhat sparse effervescence, syrupy. Flav.: Like concentrated pineapple and passion fruit juices, very fruit, still detect the infection notes, brutal; sweet with fair bitterness and a strangely abrupt, mineral finish with some of the residual tropical fruits.

WTF? I’m done with this brewery. A $6+ drain pour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (2263) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
First of two barleywines rated tonight. This one is double the price of the other though (Simple Malt Vin d’Orge). Notched bottom label indicating it was bottled on September 2009. Pours a beautiful clear and bright amber-orange with big bubble carbonation. The frothy off-white head is decent size, but goes down quicker than average, leaving some patchy lacing. Aromas of fruits (dark mostly with some oranges), sweet malt, brown sugar, toffee and smoke. Yes, they say this beer might contain "smoked herring". The carbonation balances itself out after a while. Soft textured and smooth mouthfeel. Just like the nose, the taste is pretty complex as well, but well-balanced, finding the same things. Grainy, fruity, with no alcohol burn, but burnt wood in the aftertaste. Kind of a nice mix between a rauchbier and a barleywine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
RBSB 2010 Grand Tasting. Softly smokey aroma. Earthy/dryish malts backed by sweet smoke and a kiss of peat as well. Rich with a very faint fruitiness. A little bit of dark malt contributes to a touch of cocoa and more sweetness. Rich and fairly savoury. A kiss of salt and leather. Damn nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5368) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle shared by Rastacouere @RBSG. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is decidedly smokey with additional notes of juicy fruits, earthy bitterness and grass. The flavor has more smoke, malty sweetness, char, apricot fruitiness and green grass. The finish had mild bitterness and was slightly salty. This was interesting and hard to settle on, but I am grateful for the opportunity to try this.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8571) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
Jon’s bottle. Sea salt water usd for this Orange body, white head, some lace. Brewed October 2009. Some carmel taste, a tad boozy, OK beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (417) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 4, 2011
Pours a rich amber orange colour, hazy with a small beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of caramel, vanilla, light hop scents, sugar, fruit, and a bit of alcohol. Taste is mostly sweet with some acute bitterness towards the end of the sip. Full bodied, soft carbonation, syrup like on the palate. Overall an excellent beer, not the best barley wine but quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle: Thanks JoeMcPhee! Deep hazy amber pour with a wispy tan head. Rich aroma of maltose (deep caramel, toffeeish notes), and apparent smoky/peaty notes. There’s also a soft hint of vanilla without being overly sugary. Rich palate- silky with a firm malt denseness. Dark toasted caramel, some rich smokiness and earthy notes. Rich and complex. A fantastic Barley Wine for smoked beer lovers!


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